AGC will return to the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, for its 2017 Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management.
The dates are Monday, January 30, to Wednesday, February 1. AGC will launch the event with a plenary session from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on that Monday afternoon and end the conference at 12:00 p.m. on the following Wednesday. On the tentative schedule of conference events are four plenary sessions, twenty-four breakout sessions, two receptions and one luncheon!
On Monday, January 30, AGC will hold pre-conference meetings for the in-house risk managers and lawyers in the AGC family. These meetings will be open to any and all of the representatives of the construction companies that form the core of the association but strictly limited to such individuals. These pre-conference meetings will run (as they have in the past) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
History, Goals and Objectives
AGC’s annual Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management had a quiet beginning as a modest committee meeting. Over the years, it has become a much larger event. It will continue, however, to feature much more than expert speakers. It will also strive to provide meaningful opportunities for the thought leaders of the construction, surety and insurance industries to engage in candid discussion of both the science and the art of construction risk management. Half of the twenty-four the breakout sessions included in the tentative schedule of events for the 2017 conference are “discussion groups” that AGC will limit in size and specifically intend to facilitate discussion among peers.
The host hotel is the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For everyone attending the conference, AGC has already reserved a block of rooms in both that property and the nearby Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. AGC has also negotiated attractive rates.
The AGC Forum on Surety Bonding and Risk Management will host the conference. The Chair of this outstanding group is Don Naber, Corporate Risk Manager, Gilbane Building Co., and the Vice-Chair is Amy Hobbs Iannone, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Risk Management, DPR Construction Inc.
The attire for all of the business and social events will be business casual.